tv ABC World News Tonight With David Muir ABC September 10, 2018 3:30pm-4:00pm PDT
. tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. the state of emergency. hurricane florence barreling towards the east coast. now a category four hurricane. just moments ago, a fourth state declaring an emergency. winds reaching 140 miles per hour. life-threatening conditions. several feet of rain. rob marciano standing by on the coast. also tonight, the police officer charged with manslaughter, after entering what she thought was her own apartment, she shot and killed her neighbor. les moonves, the head of cbs, steps down, as several new accusers step forward. severance. saying about his
president trump taking aim at bob woodward. as jim mattis denies whathathatt woodward said he said. and the driver pulls a gun on police. a female officer shot. and what happened on the court? tonight, moment by moment with serena williams. billie jean king's words afterward. and martina navratilova weighs in. good evening. it's great to start another week with all of you at home. it could be a tough week ahead for millions along the coast. four states declaring a state of emergency tonight as the hurricane bears down on the east coast. winds reaching up to 140 miles
per hour already. a category four. millions bracing for impact. at this point, it looks like florence will slam into the carolinas thursday evening. it's still growing, and once it slams ashore, there's a good chance it will be held in place by another system, dropping four feet of rain. rob marciano leads us off tonight. he's live in north carolina.cara >> reporter: the track hasn't changed a whole lot. florence intensifying into a dangerous hurricane. let's break it down. a category four, 140-mile-an-hour winds. classic buzzsaw signature. expected to be a four or five up
until landfall, between 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. thursday. and the effects will be wide, from south carolina through virginia. storm surge, and flooding, it will put the brakes on. over 20 inches of rainfall as far inland as west virginia. that's when we could see the possible catastrophic flood event. >> and you point out, this could sit and bump rain, similar to harvey a year ago. and this area is no stranger to hurricanes. you said the pier was destroyed back in '96 by back-to-back hurricanes? >> reporter: yes, it has been rebuilt in 2002, as solid concre concrete. by the time thursday rolls around, that new engineering will be put to the test for
sure. >> we're thinking about the families in the region. rob, thank you. and millions trying to get out of the path. mandatory evacuations set to kick in. more than 1 million people on the move. and the u.s. navy moving 30 ships out of harm's way in virginia. and families taking this very seriously, as they should. steve osunsami is in south carolina tonight. >> reporter: across the carolinas, the lines to get gas tonight are long. >> you can see people lined up at the gas station there, filling up before the storm. >> reporter: authorities say if you live on the coast, tonight is the time to start packing. this is highway 17 in north carolina, already backed up for miles. under the mandatory evacuation, more than 1 million people in the region will need to leave their homes. >> we do know that we're in the bullseye. north carolina is taking hurricane florence seriously. and you should, too.
>> reporter: at the stores, there's a run on flashlights, gas cans, and water. even the life vests are gone. >> this one looks a little uglier than the other ones, rather to be safe than sorry. >> reporter: at a fire station they were running out of sandbags. so tell me, how rough is this? >> well, first hurricane. >> reporter: this is your first? >> first. >> reporter: this is what they're running from, as seen from the international space station. from maryland to the carolinas, a state of emergency. >> it's going to be inconvenient. but we don't want to risk one south carolina life in this hurricane. >> reporter: in virginia, the navy is sending out two aircraft carriers and more than two dozen other ships to sea to ride out the storm. the hurricane is still days out. but the high water is already here on hatteras island this evening, flooding their roads. this is why authorities say residents can't stay. >> steve, as you said, more than 1 million people will be on the
move. authorities warning this is no joke. they're taking extreme measures to help people evacuate? >> reporter: that's right. the governor of south carolina says all lanes of interstate 26 from charleston to columbia will be going in one direction. away from the coast. also, he says families in eight counties will have to start leaving their homes tomorrow at noon. david? >> steve, thank you. we will be on this all week long here. but we move on to the other news. in dallas, a police officer has been charged with manslaughter after going into the apartment she thought was hers. it was her neighbor's. she shot him in the chest and killed him. cell phone video appearing to show the officer pacing in front of the apartment. and emts trying to save the victim's life, that neighbor. tonight, what the officer reportedly told authorities
about what happened in the apartment. here's marcus moore. >> reporter: tonight, this video from a neighbor appearing to show officer amber guyger on the phone. medics desperately trying to revive 26-year we are learning new details from the night the off-duty dallas officer opened fire after walking into the wrong apartment and killing a man in his own home. according to this affidavit, guyger says after leaving work she inserted a key fob into a door she thought was hers. but it was already partially opened. according to the warrant, the apartment was dark and guyger saw jean's silhouette and thought her home was being burglarized. she claims she pulled out a gun, gave verbal commands, which were allegedly ignored, and shot twice, hitting jean in the abdomen. texas rangers arresting guyger over the weekend, charging her with manslaughter. but the dallas county d.a. says more serious charges are not out the question. >> the grand jury will be able to look at all aspects of this case, which will include anything from murder, manslaughter, or what have you.
>> reporter: as a family mourns and demands justice. >> i'm not satisfied that we have all the answers. >> reporter: that arrest warrant says guyger lives in the apartment below. and the lawyer for the family says they have witness accounts that dispute how the officer got into jean's apartment. next, the head of cbs stepping down. les moonves denies all investigations, but cbs is investigating and says his $120 million severance hangs in the balance. moonves' wife did not appear today, but her co-hosts did weigh in. and eva pilgrim interviews ronan
farrow. >> reporter: tonight, les moonves, one of the most powerful men in media for decades, stepping down after new accusations of sexual misconduct. six more women coming forward to "the new yorker" with allegations ranging from harassment to sexual assault over three decades. >> leslie moonves was a golden boy on wall street. he turned that company around. that's why so many people said he was impossible to shake from his position. that there would never be accountability. that's why so many women were fearful to speak out. >> reporter: in all, 12 women, including phyllis golden-gottlieb who accuses moonves of "physically restraining her and forcing her to perform oral sex on him." the retired tv executive says as a single mother she was too afraid to report him. she also says he was later physically violent. >> he picked me up and threw me against the wall. i mean, i just lay on the floor and cried. >> reporter: gotlieb says moonves retaliated against her when she rejected him. >> he really hurt my career.
>> reporter: when the initial allegations against moonves first surfaced in july, his wife julie chen defended her husband, calling him a "decent and moral" man. >> i will stand by that statement today, tomorrow, forever. >> reporter: today, she took a break from her cbs talk show, her co-hosts addressing the accusations against moonves. >> he's not been convicted of any crime. but obviously the man has a problem. >> reporter: then expressing support for chen and her husband's accusers. >> somebody that breaks somebody's life like that has to be accountable. >> reporter: moonves denying the new allegations and claiming consensual relationships with three of the women, saying, "i have never used my position to hinder the advancement or careers of women." david, as part of the settlement, moonves gets an movece and security for two toe
and a $120 million severance package hanging on the outcome on the investigation. we turn next to president trump in the white house, the first briefing in 19 days. the white house was pressed on president trump's call for an investigation into the "new york times" and the senior administration official who wrote the anonymous op-ed. saying there are adults in the white house essentially protecting the white house from the president, according to that official. here's jonathan karl. >> reporter: the white house today is defending the president's call for a criminal investigation into the anonymous essay published in "the new york times," allegedly written by a senior trump administration official. does he really think that the federal government should contemplate action against a newspaper for publishing an article? >> i think it's less about that
part of it and whether o medy is acve trying to undmi thexetive brch othe governnt >> reporter: the president sees the op-ed as a criminal act of betrayal. >> for sake of our national security, "the new york times" should publish his name at once. >> reporter: the essay describes a, quote, "quiet resistance" of "unsung heroes" in the trump administration. a long list of the president's top advisers have denied writing it. even vice president mike pence, who attracted some attention because the article includes the unusual word "lodestar," a word pence often uses in speeches. the vice president went so far as to say he'd be willing to take a lie detector test. >> i would agree to take it in a heartbeat. >> reporter: and it's not just the anonymous essay, the white house is fighting back hard against the new book by bob woodward. the president today branding woodward "a liar." >> this idiot woodward who wrote this book, which is all fiction. >> reporter: woodward writes that chief of staff john kelly called the president "an idiot,"
and described the white house as "crazytown." while defense secretary jim mattis said the president had the understanding of a fifth or sixth grader. claims denied by both men. >> chief of staff, john kelly, aggressively pushed back. general mattis aggressively pushing back in the claims. >> reporter: woodward today stood by his reporting. >> they are not telling the truth. these people, these are political statements to protect their jobs. >> jon, as you reported, vice president pence saying he's willing to take a lie detector test to prove he didn't wherite that column. and sarah sanders talking about that today. >> reporter: yes, saying there's no plans for lie detectors. it doesn't appear that's going to happen. >> jon, thanks. next to the dramatic moments at the u.s. open.
the umpire calling a rare code violation on serena williams. many asking was it fair? would he have done the same against a male player? erielle reshef was at the match. >> reporter: new fallout tonight from those moments of fury at the u.s. open. >> you owe me an apology. i have never cheated in my life. >> reporter: serena williams unleashing on chair ump carlos ramos after he issued her a warning accusing her coach of making illegal hand signals from the box. the tennis titan later breaking her racket in a fit of frustration. the umpire docking her a point. >> i have a daughter. and i stand for what's right. and i have never cheated. >> reporter: the situation then spiraling out of control. >> you're a thief. >> game penalty, verbal abuse. >> reporter: serena then accusing the official of sexism. >> because i'm a woman, you're going to take this away from me.
that is not right. >> reporter: the controversy casting a shadow over that stunning victory by japanese prodigy naomi osaka. boos echoing during the trophy serena pleading for calm. >> we're going to get through this. and let's be positive. so, congratulations, naomi. no more booing. >> reporter: when she hugged you, what did she say to you? what did you feel? >> she sai of me. so i was really grateful for her. >> reporter: tonight, strong e reactions pouring in. billie jean king, thanking serena saying she was right for speaking her mind. martina navratilova saying, we can't measure ourselves by what we think we can get away with. officials are standing behind the ump's actions, but say they're looking into claims of
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probation. but under the cloak of cheeriness -- >> nine more months. >> nine more months? >> reporter: and those raised hands -- >> you don't have anything on you, right? >> reporter: the 32-year-old suspect has a gun. you can see it circled on this image. the suspect, after being asked to get out the car, stands and shoves the gun towards the female officer, firing. her partner, a male officer on the other side of the car, immediately fires back. he circles the car. fires again. checks his partner, who reminds him to call an ambulance. that shooting is under investigation. the suspect died of his wounds, but the female officer is expected to return to duty. >> thank you. when we come back, the news about olivia newton-john. and the home explosion. we have news on the cause tonight. we'll be right back. with neulasta onpro patients get their day back...
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"america strong." the homecoming queen getting the crown, and the extra point. ocean springs high school, watch number 45 on the left. her name is kaylee foster. before the game, crowned homecoming queen. after photos on the football field, kaylee changed into her football uniform. scoring two field goals during the game, before it was time to attempt a game-winning extra point in overtime. her teammate, jack king, holding the ball, with some words of encouragement. >> he looks at me and, like, "it's okay, kaylee.
just kick it like you always do." >> reporter: she calls her teammates brothers. right there in the middle, wearing her crown. >> they've always been very welcoming of me and what i'm trying to do. they don't like treat me any differently. >> i really didn't have the heart to tell her no. so i said, "go ask your dad." and he was like, "yeah, you know, that sounds like a pretty good idea." >> i always told the girls, you know, life's an opportunity. go see what you can do. >> thanks for watching here on a monday night. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. good night. live, where you live, this is "abc7 news."
>> we were driving on this side and went over it. but it was slow, though, as if he let off the gas and just coasted over. >> a dramatic accident caught on camera. this dash cam video shot right as the crash happened. the bus driver in critical condition. good afternoon. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. a san francisco muni bus driver is in critical condition after crashing a bus into a building this morning. >> it happened between scott and pierce streets. one passenger is in fair condition. >> melanie woodrow is live at the scene with incredible dash camera video of the crash. melanie? >> reporter: that video in just a moment. you can see over my shoulder the broken glass at a drycleaner that was here where this bus crash happened. he said he just installed a dash camera in his vehicle a couple of months ago. he told us if he didn't have the video you're about to see, he wouldn't believe what happened.
this is the view from the dash camera as he was driving west on lombard street to a 6:00 a.m. yoga class. >> suddenly i saw a big bus coming from the other side, jumping over and coming my way. and i was literally shocked. >> reporter: without skipping a beat, he slowed down and pulled over left. >> i don't know what to say now. >> reporter: the 66-year-old long-time bus operator crossed over the median and crashed into a tree and building under construction. the driver was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. three passengers were also transported. another surveillance camera on lombard street captured this angle of the crash. they say they heard a big bang.